How long do I have until my car registration expires?

I just got my first car and am curious about how long my car registration lasts. How long do I have until my car registration expires?

Answer
Welcome to car ownership! Something you’ll learn quickly in car ownership is the answer often depends on your specific circumstances.
In most states, you have to renew your registration every year. However, in some, you have up to five years. While it’s best to err on the side of caution and renew as early as possible, you can also reach out to your DMV to check the time frame in your specific state.
Whatever they say, make sure you follow through as driving with an unregistered or expired vehicle is very risky.
And, if you want help insuring your first vehicle, the Jerry app can make it as easy. We’ll get you customized quotes from top-of-the-line providers, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll even help you switch!
Best of luck with your new car!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 29, 2021
Will Baldwin is a graduate of Ryerson’s School of Journalism with three years of experience writing and freelancing for multiple publications including The Globe and Mail. With a deep interest in geography, economics, and politics, he has come to be extremely interested in the relationship of personal finances and culture with the auto industry as one of the forefronts of his interest. When not writing, he’s an avid sports fan who splits his time between watching too much basketball and having his heartbroken by the New Orleans Saints. Will is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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